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Imperial Yellow Special Lot

Origin: Hunan Province

$15.00

Yellow Teas are relatively rare in the west, which is a shame because they can be absolutely delicious. Their genius lies in a time-consuming process where green tea leaves are sealed in paper or cloth for a number of days — called sealed yellowing (闷黄); cell walls grow more porous and this reduces some of the grassy notes characteristic of many green teas. Yellow teas are made in a couple regions in China, and notably in Hunan where this tea was produced.

This tea brew is crystal clear, sweet and mellow with charming notes of apple — a bit like a Darjeeling, and just as truly fabulous. 

We imported this as a special lot, and are selling in numbered tins. Get some today, it's just divine. 

 

Yellow Tea Brewing Instructions

Please see our Brewing Guidelines for more information.

Interested in purchasing more than a pound? We are always happy to partner with like-minded tea lovers to sell wholesale organic teas, perfect for restaurants, cafes, and bakeries.

Customer Reviews

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Imperial Yellow Special Lot

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M.
Unique Tea

I'm just starting to really explore traditional teas and brewing methods, and thought I'd try this yellow tea, as I'd never heard of it before. It's so different from the blacks, greens, whites and oolongs that I've had before. The liquor is a nice dark amber color, with some similarities in flavor to green, but with notes of hay and no bitterness, with a bit of a dry finish. For me it's not an every-day drinker, but when I'm looking for something different, this is a great option. It seems to hold up well to re-steeping too, which is a plus. Another great tea from little red cup!

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D.L.
First time trying yellow tea

Made a huge batch of the yellow tea and everyone loved it. It's so close to green tea but doesn't seem to have the grassy flavor. Overall it's a great tea and I'll probably be getting more in the future

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C.S.
Absolutely lovely

I couldn’t wait to get home to my package of teas today. I just had to try the yellow tea right away. This is delicate and delicious. I’m so glad I purchased this tea to add to my collection. Thank you Little Red Cup.

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T.N.
High Quality Tea

May be my new favorite tea!! Yellow teas are not commonly found and when they are available I always make a point of buying some tea. My only disappointment is that I only bought one tin.

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